Symbols that Bind, Symbols that Divide: The Semiotics of by Scott L. Moeschberger, Rebekah A. Phillips DeZalia

By Scott L. Moeschberger, Rebekah A. Phillips DeZalia

This paintings explores the functionality of either divisive and uniting symbols in numerous clash settings all over the world. It takes a pretty wide point of view on what constitutes a logo, to incorporate gadgets resembling flags, symptoms, language, and monuments, all of which express conflicting meanings in a society tormented by clash. furthermore, the authors comprise commemorations and different dynamic occasions that function a way for teams or contributors to hook up with earlier generations, have a good time a history, and doubtless exhibit religiosity. so that it will offer context for the nuances surrounding the symbols, there are short ancient overviews for every clash featured within the quantity. In every one bankruptcy, 3 concerns are emphasised: the actual symbols which are divisive within the particular tradition; how those symbols have been used to perpetuate clash; and the way those symbols can be utilized or changed to deliver unification. Contributions come from authors from around the globe that experience carried out empirical reviews on intergroup relationships or have supplied major educational contributions within the zone of symbols and collective stories represented in theoretical courses.

Taken jointly, the contents of the amount supply a wealthy tapestry of highbrow analyses to the varied collection of clash settings from worldwide. as well as the 9 case experiences, there's an introductory bankruptcy, which grounds the dialogue in present peace psychology literature in addition to offers destiny instructions. This quantity is a necessary source to many, because the concentrate on symbols can span many disciplines equivalent to political technology, anthropology, sociology, psychology, and artwork. additionally, it really is of important curiosity to all students and peace activists learning those a number of nations and their conflicts.

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Clearly, one of the most conspicuous and widely cited symbolic events marking the national revival and with it the definitive breakup of Yugoslavia was the infamous speech on the Kosovo Battle’s 600th anniversary delivered by Slobodan Milošević at Gazimestan in 1989, a site near Priština where the Kosovo Battle, one of the crucial symbols in the Serbian national selfimagination, took place in 1389. This over-accentuation of cultural difference is not unusual particularly in the process of the (re)birth of a nation.

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Instead, the reduction of differences often means fortification of the “border-maintaining processes” (Barth, 1969/1998, p. 33). Monuments are closely linked to memory, or more appropriately remembering as a process rather than memory as a compilation of static episodes contained in our minds. Because remembering always occurs in a specific context and is inherently dialogical and textually mediated (Wertsch, 2002), it is not surprising that in the time of major changes entire landscapes are symbolically unmade and remade to influence collective memory and the process of remembering.

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